In 2007, the Fund turned toward a critical issue faced by our wounded troops: the treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). The Fund built the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE), a 72,000-square foot, two-story facility located at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. The interdisciplinary model of care developed at NICoE, bringing all physicians and therapists together under one roof to cooperatively diagnose and treat the many symptoms of TBI, has proven extremely effective and has allowed the vast majority of patients to return to their regular duties in the armed forces. The professionals at NICoE conduct research, test new protocols and provide comprehensive care and education to patients and families. NICoE was opened on June 24th, 2010.